The thing about working at a sex toy company is that conversations about inflatable butt plugs and vibrating cock rings become everyday occurrences, and even products as innovative as the Sqweel Go (left) become nothing out of the ordinary.
Earlier this week, however, I took a moment to marvel at the sheer range and variety of products Lovehoney stocks - thousands upon thousands of dildos, butt plugs and cock rings - and it got me thinking about the human urge to seek sexual pleasure. The amount of technical expertise and hours of planning that go into developing each bullet vibrator begs the question - do orgasms, rather than money, make the world go round?
Think about it. We can trace porn back 35,000 years, while the wheel made its first appearance about 6,000 years ago, and money didn’t come into common use until about 2,500 years ago. Clearly, our ancestors had similarly one-track minds.
With the advances in sex toy technology (the Violet Wand comes to mind), it’s easy to forget that our generation aren’t the first to use sex toys - not by a long shot!
Happy Birthday To Us, Happy Birthday To Us... That's right, Lovehoney Australia is ONE year old today!
While we've been supplying the British with sex toys and lingerie for over a decade, today marks 12 months since we extended our service down under.
In that time we've also set up an Australian base in Brisbane, so don't be surprised if you hear an Aussie accent when you call our 24/7 Customer Care.
We wanted to do something special to mark our first birthday, so we've put together our biggest giveaway yet!
We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win over $270 worth of sex toys - and all you have to do is wish us happy birthday!
Read on to find out exactly what's in the bumper birthday bundle, and find out how to enter.
It's July 14th, which means we're wishing our neighbours across the pond a happy Bastille Day.
Funnily enough, over the past few years we've noticed a spike in sales of sexy French Maid costumes around Bastille Day.
It's not difficult to see the appeal of these frilly outfits: they're short, skimpy and make housework fun!
We're not alone with this opinion - the French Maid has been voted Britain's favourite bedroom dress up outfit - beating sexy schoolgirl, naughty nurse and sultry secretary to the top spot.
Do you own a sexy French Maid costume? Do you actually get any dusting done while wearing it? Check out our list of the top five French Maid sexy costumes to enjoy on this special day:
Yet again you've dazzled us with your sex toy reviews this month! From detailed and precise, to funny and entertaining, your feedback is always a pleasure to read and this month has had us smiling from ear-to-ear.
Review of the Month
Dave_S is our winner for June - congratulations! Not only is his review of the Tracey Cox EDGE Ultimate Performance Kit helpful and informative, but his (clearly, quite special) relationship with "Little Dave" kept us entertained.
"Like many middle-aged men, my body has started to let me down. My hair's going grey and my joints are starting to ache. But most worryingly of all, Little Dave isn't quite as perky as he used to be. Where once he stood proud and erect, a monument to my virility, now he is but a pale shadow of his former glory, lying broken and half-hidden in the undergrowth, like the toppled statue of a once great leader. Unlike most middle-aged men, however, I chose not to buy a motorbike but instead put Little Dave into training, to get him back up to fighting weight...."
Read Dave_S's review in full. (Seriously, it's a good read!)
To say thank you for submitting such a fabulous review, we've sent Dave_S a £100 Lovehoney voucher to spend on anything he pleases!
Have you got an opinion on a product you want to put into writing? Continue reading to find out what to do next...
Sometimes it seems like there's a "day" for everything - it started with Mother's Day and Father's Day, but in July alone we're expected to celebrate National Shed Week, International Reggae Day and National Fishing Month.
However, there is one celebration coming up on Sunday* that we're happy to get on board with: International Kissing Day!
Let's face it - there's nothing like a good snog with the person you love to set the heart racing. With that in mind, we've put together a blog post with the top kissing facts for your enjoyment.
To encourage some sexy smooching this weekend, I'll be choosing three commenters to win a Lovehoney Flavoured Lube Bumper Pack (£8.99), which encourage kissing all over the body!
Read on below, and don't forget to leave a comment to be with a chance of winning.
*It's also National Fried Chicken Day on Sunday, but we don't care so much about that one.
There's nothing like snuggling up with a good read for some alone time. That's why we choose a new Erotic Book and sexy gift combo every month, to make your reading sessions that much more special.
Our Book of the Month for July is a collection of three short stories by New York Times best-selling author Eden Bradley.
Just pick up a copy of The Darker Side of Pleasure during July to get a Cupid's Pink Mini Bullet Vibrator (worth £8.99!) completely free. What a bargain!
When we asked the author what inspired this anthology, she explained "In The Darker Side of Pleasure I wanted to present kink from three different perspectives, which is important because BDSM is such a unique experience for each of us."
Read on for a taster of Eden's writing, and find out what inspired each story...
Happy Independence Day! What are your plans for the 4th of July weekend?
Whether you're hosting a fun BBQ or chilling out and watching fireworks, there's always time for some sneaky summer sale shopping!
We've taken inspiration from this special weekend to highlight our favorite red, white and blue lingerie, sex toys and essentials - because who says you can't be patriotic in the bedroom?
If you're looking for a special bargain, make sure you check out our secret $20 sale!
Check out our top 4th of July picks below, and have a brilliant weekend!
June is Adult Sex Ed Month, and we've been sharing a new educational video on our Twitter every day to celebrate!
So far the response has been great, with a few of our videos with sexperts Annabelle Knight and Tracey Cox sticking out as your clear favourites. Check out the top five most popular videos below!
If you're interested in getting involved with Adult Sex Ed Month, make sure to head over to our Twitter page where we're giving away a Bodywand Vibrator (worth $95!)
But hurry - you only have until the end of June to enter!
Here at Lovehoney.com, we pride ourselves in being the sexual happiness people, and we think a fulfilling sex life should be available to everyone. That's why we love to support Pride Month and follow all the various events taking place around the globe.
With that in mind, we've set up a special discount code that you can use to get 10% off anything at Lovehoney.com. Whether you're shopping for sex toys, lingerie or other essentials, just visit our Pride page before adding items to your cart as usual and get 10% off everything at the checkout. This code expires at the end of June, so make sure to stock up before then!
I had fun getting into the spirit of things by picking out my top 6 products to apply your discount to below - note the festive colors! Make sure to leave your thoughts in the comments, and don't forget to tell me about your top Pride moments as well.
Nothing says sleek, stylish and modern like shiny silverware - and that includes sex toys, too! The njoy Pure Plug Stainless Steel Butt Plug demonstrates this perfectly, and we love how it blends in with the rest of the silverware in this shot.
If you want to see more fun and creative pictures of sex toys, visit this week's Toy with me Tuesday round up on Ness's blog, or follow the #ToyWithMeTuesday hashtag on twitter.